Steph and I are going to NC next weekend to visit Heather, Ed and the kids. Originally Ralph and I were going, and he put in for the time off. Unfortunately, he put in for the days in February, not January. No comment. (Well, actually I had quite a bit to say.)
We were going to drive, but the best way to go is down Rt 95, and we'll be returning on Inauguration Day. So we decided to fly. After all, it's only an hour flight. Yeah, about that...
There are no flights to Charlotte from Atlantic City Airport. Philly has flights. A direct flight is $800. There are flights with layovers- we had our choice of Detroit, NY, Boston, or DC. DC is out, for the reasons that Rt 95 is out. Detroit- no, I don't want to go to Detroit in January, thank you. NY is $30 more than Detroit, but you save 2 hours. So on the way down, we fly to LaGuardia, layover, change planes and fly past Philly to Charlotte. On the way back, we fly past Philly to Boston (where hopefully it's not snowing) and then back to Philly. I wonder what rationale was used to make up these flight plans.
So the one hour flight is now 1/2 hour to the airport, and of course we should be there at least 1.5 hours before the flight. Fly to NY, etc. So we're leaving here about 7 a.m. and getting to Charlotte about 1. If we were driving we could be there by 3!
But we're eager to see the new house, and the town, and Eddie and Julianna, as well as Heather and Ed. And I really wish Ralph was going, but it's his choice not to fly, and there's nothing I can do about that. So Steph and I will go, and we'll have a great time.